Jeep to Enter India Market in 2015-What To Expect

Iconic car maker Jeep will soon be making its official entry into the Indian market in the coming months. Although the Fiat owned manufacturer did announce it will hit Indian shores later this year, the brand has postponed its debut date to next year. The Indian audience eagerly awaits the arrival of the Jeep moniker primarily for two reasons. One being the on going SUV pandemic sweeping our nation and the other being the massive legacy of the Jeep brand. Although one might argue that the American car maker has been reduced to making luxury tarmac lovers and family oriented SUVs, Jeep still maintains cars such as the Wrangler in its purest form: a heavy duty off-roader.

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The Jeep Brand Will Soon Be Arriving in India

Throughout the course of history Jeep has managed to garner a legacy for churning out rugged off roaders. With its range used in Word War II and Vietnam Wars, the American car maker’s reputation for making reliable 4 by 4’s hit super stardom. Sadly however, the Wrangler is the last of the thoroughbreds. The only SUV in the manufacturer’s range to offer sold front and rear axles and a chassis designed with a primary focus on hardcore off-roading.

We take a look at what Jeep has in store for the Indian market and its main competitors. Will the brand take off? We find out.

Jeep Grand Cherokee:

The big daddy of them all, the Grand Cherokee is the American automaker’s flagship SUV. While most manufacturers these days simply make a bulky car and slap an SUV tag onto it (read BMW X6), Jeep created an SUV with true off-road DNA. While cars such as the Q7, ML-Class offer a level of luxury rivaled by none, the high degree of opulence comes at a price. And that price for SUVs is its off-road capability. Jeep however has opted to keep the Grand Cherokee somewhere in the middle, the sweet spot. Offering a massive cabin, decked up in premium leather and wood, the Cherokee is no village barn on the inside.

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The Grand Cherokee May Not Offer The Same Level of Off Roading Prowess as the Wrangler But It Strikes The Perfect Balance Between On Road and Off Road Comfort

Under the hood you’ll find a 3.0 L V6 oil burner that churns out 237 HP and a massive 550 Nm of torque. Although the American car maker does offer a bigger 6.4 L V8, Jeep is unlikely to launch the Grand Cherokee with such an indulgent variant here in India. The car’s biggest rivals will be the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7.


Jeep Wrangler:

The next Jeep to soon enter the Indian car market will be the iconic Wrangler. Praised for its compelling and timeless industrial design, the Wrangler is one of the all time greats. Unchanged over the years since its inception, the Wrangler has spawned a cult following across the world. Without the unnecessary headlights, sleek roofline and fancy paintwork, the Wrangler is a no nonsense SUV capable of roaming any kind of terrain. Unlike its siblings, the Wrangler is no toned down, tarmac lover; built for the road less traveled by, the SUV is an off-roader’s favorite. However, its extreme off-road durability comes at a price. The Wrangler is extremely uncomfortable on city roads and with the poor state of infrastructure and road conditions our country has to offer, the Wrangler is reserved only for the true nature lovers.

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The Jeep Wrangler Is A Legacy Recognized By All

Powering this SUV is a 2.8 L four cylinder diesel mill that produces 197 HP and 460 Nm of torque. Although the performance numbers are not nearly as much as the Grand Cherokee, the Wrangler sports fewer creature comforts and is much lighter than the Cherokee.

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Rear View of the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Renegade:

Officially not on the company’s release list, the baby Jeep is a highly likely candidate for an India launch. Unlike the new age crossover movement taking place all over, the Renegade is one of the handful of compact SUVs that can actually hold its own when off the road. Despite its short stature and rather meek engine, the Renegade has been designed with years of off road expertise and the results are quite impressive. For those of you who do not really intend on going for a bit of exploring in the woods, the Renegade is also offered in front wheel drive only format.

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The Jeep Renegade Is One of the Latest Cars To Join The Jeep Range

For its India release, we may see both avatars of the Renegade. Powering the mini Jeep is a 1.4 L turbocharged engine that puts out 160 HP. The American car maker also offers a 2.4 L four cylinder engine that produces 184 HP. While the former is mated to a six speed manual, the latter is offered with a first ever nine speed automatic.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Its Cutesy Exteriors; Inside, the Renegade is all Jeep

A synonym for all things rugged, Jeep represents a facet of culture that has long been abandoned thanks to gizmos and concrete jungles. While some may buy a Jeep for its snob value, the brand’s range is strictly for the adventurous. Hopefully the Jeep moniker will evoke the same feelings of breaking free as the original Safari did and take it to new heights.

CADILLAC ESCALADE 2015- Royal Parade!

Ever since Cadillac Escalade was introduced to the United States 2002, it gained a noteworthy reputation as one of the most modishly designed luxury SUV’s on the market. The vivacious looking SUV embraced the SUV buyers with a luxury price tag of $ 63,000*.

Over the past 14 years, Escalade has received various accolades and rewards. Let’s take a sneak peek at the brand’s history and look at how the escalade cruised through luxury lane.

History: (1999- present)

It started in the year 1999 when the first generation Escalades were assembled at the Arlington plant at Texas (US) the layout of the assembled 5-door Escalade SUV’s consisted of a Front engine and a four wheel drive with a 5.7 L (L31) V8 gasoline engine with a 4 speed (4L60-E) Auto transmission. The escalades had a wheelbase of 117.5 inches. The plush interiors were stunning and had Bose surround system which was a new addition to SUV’s (then)

An interesting fact about the Escalade according to the Highway Loss Data Institute is that the Cadillac Escalade is the second most stolen vehicle in the U.S. (Are you thinking what I’m thinking ;))

The second-generation escalades ruled from 2002 till 2006 and were assembled at Mexico, Guanajuato (Silao Assembly) Russia Kaliningrad (Avtotor) and at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas.

This time the 5 door SYV and the 4-door Sport Utility trucks were launched with FR (Front-engine, Rear wheel drive) and F4 (Front engine and four wheel drive)

5.3 L (LM7) V8 and 6.0 L (LQ9) V8 gasoline engines with 4-speed (4L65-E) auto transmission with a wheelbase of 116 inches and 130 inches for the ESV and EXT variants powered the vehicles. The new models had a new and revised Chassis. The four wheel versions had the “StabiliTrak” feature (electronic stability control system) and the vehicles had power adjustable pedals, satellite radio, second-row bucket seats as well as a tire pressure monitoringsystem, During 2006 the platinum edition of the Escalade was introduced that was priced around $ 71,000. It had a grand touch of luxurious features such as chrome wheels, lowered stance, heated and cooled seats, heated and cooled interiors as well as moon roof and the classiest interiors. During 2002-2003 the 5.3 L LM7 V8 variants that were assembled, produced 285 HP, the 2004-06 5.3 LM7 V8 Vortec variants produced 295 HP where as the 2002-06 6.0 L LQ9 Vortec V8 variants produced 345 HP.

The third generation Escalades were launched in January 2006 and are still being produced (2014)These beauties are assembled at China: Shanghai GM, Mexico, Guanajuato (Silao Assembly) Russia Kaliningrad (Avtotor) and at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. The GMT 900 models came in both 5-door SUV as well as 4-door Sport Utility Truck versions with FR (front engine, rear wheel drive) F4 (front engine four wheel drive) and shared resemblance with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and XL as well as the Chevrolet Silverado.The 6.0 L (LFA) and LZI V8 variants are available in hybrid and gasoline variants, the 6.2 L (L92) V8 version as well as the 6.2 L (L9H) and the 6.2 L (L94) V8 versions had gasoline-powered engines. These mighty SUV’s came in a 6-speed (6L80 and CVT 2ML70) auto transmissions. The prices started from $ 57,280 onwards and included standard features such as A/C with tri-zone climate controls, tilt faux wood & real leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated 2nd-row seats, 14-way power front seats, memory system, remote engine start, premium sound system, 6-disc CD changer, rear radio controls, compass, power lift-gate, and outside-temperature indicator. The Platinum version had a few extra add-ons such as DVD system, navigation system, rear view camera, cooled front seats as well as upgraded upholstery.Another Fact (that might sound painful) is that the 2007-08 Escalade models had the highest and worst fatality rates with the driver death rate of 33 as compared to 15, which was average (painful luxury)ISSUES:Cadillac Escalade isn’t getting the best of 2014. During May 20th 2014, General Motors announced that it would recall around 1402 Escalades and Escalade ESV (2015 models) due to the insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the side air bag of the front passenger to the instrument panel, which would partially deploy the airbag and prove fatal in the event of a severe accident.General Motors had also put a temporary halt on the sales of the Escalades and informed the existing Escalade owners to not allow any passengers to sit in the front passenger seat until they are taken back and replaced.Another recent news suggests that on August 20th 2014 Cadillac dealers are frustrated due to the lag in getting the new Escalades. The time from when the Escalades leave the delivery line till they reach the showroom is quite long and the information on tracking and status of the vehicles are always on hold. The customers are quite upset and the dealerships have put a stop to taking pre-orders. Customers who have placed orders in Feb 2014 are still waiting for their luxury SUV’s to arrive. Let’s hope Cadillac takes care of this issue at the earliest. PRESENTING THE ALL NEW FOURTH GENERATION (2015) ESCALADE:[caption id="attachment_2851" align="aligncenter" width="745"]The all new Cadillac 2015 escalade Image Source:[/caption]Produced in the year 2014, the 2015 model Escalade cannot be explained in any other word than “eye popping”The Escalades started going on sale from April 2014 and are being assembled at the Arlington Plant in Texas. The 4-door SUV has a classy front engine rear wheel drive and a four wheel drive option. Cadillac started a campaign to promote the all new Escalade on the 14th of August 2013 and posted online teasers on the 23rd of September 2013. There was a YouTube page named “Escalade Reveal” with a countdown to unveil the new SUV. Promotions were unconventional and they sure made the buyers impatient.Engine:The new Escalade sports a 6.2 Liter EcoTec3 V8 Flex Fuel Engine with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque; all of this is mated to a six-speed auto transmission. This new engine has a revolutionary coil-over front suspension and five-link rear setup.The four-wheel drive Escalade does 0-60 in 6.4 seconds, which is quite impressive for a gigantic SUV.The EPA model returns 17 miles per gallon (15 city and 21 highway) combined while the four-wheel drive model delivers 16 miles per gallon (14 city and 21 highway) combined. [caption id="attachment_2852" align="aligncenter" width="900"]"2015 Escalade Engine" Image Source:[/caption] Features:The 2015 Escalade has a wider track, Variable-assist power steering as well as Cadillac’s magnetic Ride Control System that has the Tour and Sports mode.[caption id="attachment_2853" align="aligncenter" width="615"]"2015 Escalade features" Image Source:[/caption]The base Escalade model has  20 inch chrome wheels, magnetic ride control as well as Sport and Comfort modes along with additional features like auto LED headlights, auto wipers, front and rear parking sensors, hands-free power lift gate, auto dimming mirrors (drivers side) keyless entry and ignition, remote start trim zone auto climate control, heated power tilt, telescope steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, ventilated eight-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar adjustment and memory function.[caption id="attachment_2854" align="aligncenter" width="470"]Cadillac escalade 2015 interiors Image Source:[/caption]The Luxury model has 22 inch wheels, sunroof, automatic high beams, power-folding second row seats, a head-up display, an enhanced alarm system, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane-departure warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert and a safety alert driver seat that buzzes to warn of potential hazards and additional security features and additional features such as Blu-Ray player, adaptive cruise control as well as reverse collision mitigation with automatic braking. Power-retracting side steps with approach lighting are optional on the Premium trim. No wonder why customers are still awaiting their Escalades. Designed to define:The new Escalade is visually quite impacting and has a blocky style. The interiors get a complete makeover and look pretty high-tech and has a great touch of infotainment with the “CUE” touch operated Cadillac interface with customizable instrument panel, real time traffic updates, Bose 16-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation and features like CD player, HD & satellite radio, 5 USB ports with Aux audio jack.[caption id="attachment_2856" align="aligncenter" width="429"]Escalade models Interiors and features Image Source:[/caption]A new addition (and probably a unique one too) is the addition of power-operated third row seats that folds flat into the floor unlike the competitors. The new SUV has a lot of space and feels comfortable enough to carry 7 passengers seated like kings and queens.2015 cadillac escalade front three quarters viewSafety:Owing to the need for safety, Cadillac has added safety features on all the 2015 Escalade models such as include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and an airbag located between the front seats that aids in side-impact crashes as well as On Star, which provides automatic crash notifications, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.The Luxury models have a little more safety with automatic high-beam control, a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane-departure warning system, a rear cross-traffic alert system, a forward-collision alert system and a safety seat alert system that buzzes the left, right or both sides of the driver seat depending on where attention is needed. Safety is not a constraint with the new Escalade.Price:The 2014 models start at $ 71,000 for full size and $ 74,000 for ESV. There are 3 trims available: Base, Premium and Luxury.[caption id="attachment_2857" align="aligncenter" width="960"]2015 Cadillac Escalade rear view Image Source:[/caption]Bottom Line:One of the most beautiful SUV’s to rule the roads with high tech features and comforting luxury. Although, Cadillac is facing problems with the complaints an production, the 2015 Escalade is completely worth its dollars.

HUMMER Vehicles: An Overview

When can one get a  feeling of dominance, power, strength, rigidity and the confidence of going through any obstacles whether it is on-road or off-road? You can get that feel with “HUMMER SUV’s” (Superior Utility Vehicles). The HUMMER with its image of a destroyer has attracted civilian, military people and also the movie makers to show this fascinating vehicle for completing their action filled movies. We will go through the brief history of HUMMER, various passenger Hummers , military applications and usage of Hummers in movies. The first Civilian Hummer was designed by AM General, a heavy motors manufacturing company based in United States. They won the bid for supplying military SUV’s to US Army, aka Humvee. General Motors purchased the brand name “HUMMER” and started selling the various  models. HUMMER CIVILIAN VEHICLES: HUMMER has introduced various vehicles for civilian application from its inception. It includes H3, H3T, H3X, H3 AlPHA and  H2.

  • HUMMER H3:  A mid-size SUV, based on GMT 355 platform and is no longer in production. The vehicle lived upto its 4×4 off-road reputation. It was made with a fully welded steel frame , 9.7 inches of ground clearance with full undercarriage protection.
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  • HUMMER H3T:  An off-road pick up mainly made for adventure rides in which you just need to get in and then go anywhere. The vehicle is enabled with front and rear differential locks. It allows you to keep everything behind and go wherever you want.
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HUMMER H3T (Source:
  • HUMMER H3X:  A HUMMER SUV inspired from the urban driving along with off-road capabilities which everyone expect from HUMMER. A classic SUV which is available only in limited numbers after the production ended.
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HUMMER H3X (Source:


  • HUMMER H3 ALPHA: This vehicle was part of the HUMMER “Performance Series” with a 5.3L V8 engine. The vehicle was known for its interior comfort and off-road capability. Thus it was a perfect combination of off road and luxury.


  • HUMMER H2: This vehicle was equipped with features like Panic Brake Assist and Stability Control System which ensured the safety aspects of the passenger in rough and adverse conditions
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MILITARY APPLICATIONS: AM General manufactures four wheel drive HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) for military applications.  You can see the HMMWV (Humvees)  every time with U.S troops across the globe and even in case of any relief work during Hurricanes and floods.They have taken the roles initially being performed by the jeeps. These vehicles are being produced since 1985 and today they have evolved a lot. The design meets the requirement of military which wants durability and mobility. Today most of the components are updated with corrosion resistance to allow smooth running in harsh conditions. The vehicles are powered by a 6.5 litre diesel engine with a gross vehicle weight of 121,00 lbs. The HMMWV seats four with an enclosed metal cabin. The vehicles are made light weight by using Aluminum for chassis construction. An all wheel drive vehicle with independent suspension which help in the off-road conditions. The ground clearance is around 410 mm for easily surpassing the obstacles. Brake disc are installed in board of the vehicle at the differential output ends.  The vehicles can achieve a top speed of 70 kmph.


A2 series HMMWV includes an improved steering column, new rear seats,  better front and rear cross members reinforcements, improved heater system and an advanced air cleaner for no power loss in unfavorable conditions. A2 series HMMWV comes in a wide range of military applications some of which involves ambulances, cargo /troop carrier, Shelter Carrier, Missile Carrier. Reliability Enhanced HMMWV takes them to a new level of performance, durability and reliability. These vehicles are made to go past through the difficult conditions of South West Asia. Reliability Enhancement involves features like Geared fan drive, Rear Differential Cooler, Power Steering Pump, Dedicated parking brake  and Increased load rating of wheels.

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HMMWV with shelter body (Source:

HUMMER IN MOVIES: Usage of HUMMER in action thrilled movies has made it more popular in public. The scenes of HUMMER  destroying cars, walls shows the dominance of such vehicles on road. Even in military theme based movies, the HUMMER  tackling through various terrains, with attached combat power and its classic design ,all make it worth to watch. HUMMER has been used in many Hollywood  movies some of which are : One night at the Museum,  Gone in 60 seconds, Never Back Down and Fast & furious series. HUMMER  makes the action more interesting and also provides the movie wallpaper with HUMMER on it.

BOTTOMLINE: HUMMER vehicles have come up as the king of SUV’s in terms of durability and  dominance characteristics. These vehicles are made to run anywhere and anyone can take it. They have been the backbone for US Army troops in tackling difficult war conditions. In movies, they have come up with the most fascinating action scenes.

Mahindra Ssangyong Korando: An Overview

South Korean car maker Ssangyong has sold its rights in India to Mahindra, which is considered as one of the leading automobile companies in India. After this takeover, Mahindra Ssangyong has shown its two conceptual SUV releases Rexton and Korando to the public. But the Indian manufacturer showed their priority towards Rexton, as Rexton has features which are quite suitable for the Indian roads. Taking this into consideration Ssangyong has released the Rexton in the Indian market in 2012.

After a successful release, Ssangyong Rexton is slowly getting its share in the Indian market. So after the successful release of Rexton, Mahindra is planning to launch the Korando to the Indian market by making some changes to the likes of the Indian market. The SUV which is going to released soon in the Indian market is the Fifth Generation Korando which was displayed in Busson Motor Show.

2014 Ssangyong Korando

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Interesting Facts: The name “Koranda” is a historical name of “Korea”. As Ssangyong is a Korean based company it choose the historical name of Korea as its car label.  Giogetto Giugiare is a famous Italian automobile designer who is well known for his designs in Fiat, is also involved in designing this SUV.

Let’s jump back to reviewing some salient features of this car so that we can get to a point where we can decide, whether this car has enough features to rock on the Indian roads & capture millions of hearts or it’s just an ordinary release.

Styling Review


The exterior of the car looks very aggressive and sharp looking. The masculine aspects of the car body are well designed and these looks will be one of the most considerable assets of this car. The angular shaped design and most importantly the large wheel arches with flares look stunning and very catchy. The double lined slat grille on the front gives an added beauty to the front.The back is also neatly designed with dual chrome exhausts complementing the front looks. The hexagonal Fog-lamps with LED touching at the front and high mounted stop lights looks good and well placed. The edgy design at the sides of the car is fantastic and it provides good looks to the car. The roof rails make this car quite suitable for touring. The car has long wheel bases which makes it quite suitable on every road.

Koranda looks


The interiors look great and well designed. The dashboard looks out-dated but well-furnished with controls and the console is neatly designed with some tech gadgets such as the satellite navigation systems attached to a central touch screen control system. Not only SATNAV, but many other controlling features of this car are attached to the central touch screen system which makes it quite easy for every user to use it. Other features such as the AC-Vents, Music/IPod Player, Climate Control, Cruise-Control, and Central Locking Systems are also given in this car. The High end model can get heating seats as well. The only drawback in the interior is the presence of some cheap plastic which will impact the rating.

Koranda interior

Review: Engine, Performance and Driving

The Ssangyong Korando was initially powered by a 2.0-Litre Isuzu Engine. After having an alliance with Mercedes-Benz, one of the world leading automobile manufacturer the Isuzu engine was replaced by the monstrous 2.3-litre Mercedes-Benz engine. This engine helps Korando tremendously, as many folks turned thier heads to Korando due to this engine upgrade. This monstrous engine has drastically changed the performance of the car as the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine is able to power out 175PS and 360Nm of peak torque and it can reach higher speeds within less time. This power makes the car more suitable for on road and off-road driving. The 6 speed manual/automatic transmission gives a precise and balanced amount of power to the car. The added height due to the large wheel base will surely increase the driving experience as the driver can see the road very clearly. The drawback in this is that the engine is sometimes noisy and produces a harsh grunt.

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Safety Review: 

With greater performance, the car should have increased safety measure so the peoples inside are safe at high speeds. Hence Ssangyong gives high priority to safety along with performance. The car is provided with safety measures such as the ABS+EBD, Airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) control, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Active Roll-over Protection (ARP) which certainly adds more protection to this car. These measures have to be provided by Ssangyong, after all the company is targeting 65 dealers across the country. These kinds of features must be provided in order to please them.

Rivalry & Running Cost:

The car faces rivalry from cars such as Chevrolet Captiva, Renault Koleos, Toyota fortuner in its class and in price tag too, as the car is set to have a price tag between 15-20 Lakhs.


Like the previous Ssangyong release Rexton and Korando, also will be produced by Mahindra at their Chakan plant with 22 percent localization. This will allow the manufacture to decide its price tag in a decent way ( and yes the company should consider the pricing of its rivals before deciding the price ). If the company sets the price nominal then this car will see the success of the Rexton model. The yes, five year mileage warranty will be considered as one of the best aspects with this car 🙂

Fiat Avventura – a Pre-Launch Review

I am sure there are many reasons for people to own a Ferrari car. What about the consumers who think they can’t afford one in their lifetime. The savior for them is FIAT which we call in our friend’s circles as (Ferrari In Affordable Transport), which holds major stakes in Ferrari. The awesome news is : Fiat is coming out with this fantastic sporty model, the Fiat Avventura !

Good things : Time tested 1.3 litre diesel engine, Ride and build quality, handling dynamics, Stunning Design, Stylish looks, High ground clearance

Not so good things : Resale value, Niggling issues, after sales service, spare parts availability


Utility Vehicles:

Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV finds big attraction with most consumers. Consumers feel that the suv size is a measure of safety since it’s larger and heavier, room for more people, carrying extra luggage, off-road purpose and their strong road presence. Driving a SUV is often associated with the idea of macho, tough and independent person. At the same time it has its drawbacks like expensive to buy, fuel guzzler, expensive to maintain, hard time in parking them in crowded places. Here comes the idea of mini-suv/compact suv/crossover, where it combines the benefits of suv and cars. This in the recent time has runaway success in India and brands like Renault duster, Ford Ecosport is perfect example. In near future Fiat India will join this club by launching its rugged outdoor styled crossover Fiat Avventura. The crossover which was unveiled at 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi.


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Fiat Avventura at Auto Expo:

Specs and Features:

Fiat Avventura is based on the same platform of Fiat Punto, which will enable Fiat to share parts and components. The length of the vehicle will be within 4 meter segment to get benefits on excise duty. It will be launched in both petrol and diesel versions. Petrol versions are expected in 1.2 litre and 1.4 litre units. Diesel version is 1.3-litre multijet engine, which will deliver 93ps and 209NM of torque. It will sport the new headlight design, projector headlamps and redesigned front grille. The front grille which will also be seen in the 2014 Fiat Punto facelift. Ground clearance in Fiat Avventura is increased to 200mm and fitted with wide 225 tyres around 17 inch alloys. Spare wheel is not fitted with the hatch though it appears to be, which is fitted on a swing arm. Side profile is designed with plastic cladding on the wheel arches and door. The interior console and dashboard looks more premium with its dual tone color. The other features include steering mounted audio and call function controls, armrest for driver, rear AC vents, power windows, power steering and vanity mirrors. The safety aspects include dual airbags, engine immobilizer and Anti-locking braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD). Front wheels will be equipped with ventilated disc brakes and rear wheels with drum brakes. Considering the off road nature of the vehicle Fiat Avventura is fitted with roof rails, navigation system etc.

Competitor Vehicles: Ford Ecosport, Toyota Etios cross, Volkswagen cross polo


Fiat products are better in terms of technology, engine but few factors as we mentioned above has affected their sales in the past. Things have started to improve recently as Fiat India has put in strategy to increase the number of its products offerings, expanding the dealership network and increasing the spares part availability. This will help them to build their brand image in a better way. Fiat India website has made announcement that Fiat Avventura will be launched soon. Fiat has crafted it in a manner it will sure be a head turner. Fiat Avventura launch is crucial to set the path for the future launches, considering the company’s plans to bring the iconic jeep brand from Chrysler to India.

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